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Global Talent-Hungry UK VFX Industry Opposes Conservative Manifesto

Per the UK Screen Alliance, employers in the nation’s visual effects industry have voiced opposition to the proposal in the Conservative Party’s manifesto to double the Immigration ... Continue Reading →
Maya the Bee 2: The Honey Games

Studio 100 Teases ‘Maya the Bee 2’, New Territories Signed

Studio 100 Film has released a new teaser trailer for its upcoming theatrical feature Maya the Bee – The Honey Games in the nick of time for the Cannes film market. The Munich-based ... Continue Reading →
A Stork’s Journey

‘A Stork’s Journey’ Soars on Google Play June 1

Lionsgate is bringing A Stork’s Journey home on June 1 as the CG-animated family comedy bows on Google Play in the US and Canada — available for free until June 28. The digital ... Continue Reading →
The Kid

FilmNation Adapting Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ with Sci-Fi Twist

American production and film sales shop FilmNation will make its first foray into feature animation with a science-fiction tale inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s silent classic, The Kid ... Continue Reading →
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Morgann Favennec Joins Xilam as EVP Development & Global Sales

Morgann Favennec, a 20-year veteran of the global audiovisual market,  has been tapped by Xilam Animation as its new Executive Vice President of Development and Global Sales, effective ... Continue Reading →
In This Corner of the World

Shout! Factory & Funimation to Bring ‘In This Corner of the World’ Stateside

Multiplatform media company Shout! Factory has tapped Funimation Films as its theatrical partner for a joint launch of acclaimed Japanese animated feature In This Corner of the World ... Continue Reading →
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VFS Opens Largest Mo-Cap Studio in Canada

The Vancouver Film School — celebrating its 30th anniversary this year — has partnered with cutting-edge company Mimic Performance Capture to build the largest commercial ... Continue Reading →
Steven Universe Soundtrack: Vol. 1

‘Steven Universe Soundtrack: Vol. 1’ Track List Revealed

Following last month’s announcement, a track list for Steven Universe Soundtrack: Volume 1 has been revealed. Among the highlights are all the tunes from the season 3 musical episode ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Vivid Increments: The Making of Stop Motion Animation at Tracy, CA’s Grand Theater The art center will close its 10th season with a fascinating exhibit (June 10-July 22) and special ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Be Honored with Ford Freedom Award

The 19th Annual Ford Freedom Award ceremony will put the spotlight on veteran Disney animator Floyd Norman next Monday, May 22. Norman, a Ford Freedom Scholar, will be in attendance ... Continue Reading →